Clark County will be home to the state’s first decentralized, community-based mental healthcare facility. The involuntary care environment is comprised of three 16-bed facilities on one site. The residential treatment facility model provides an empathetic design that emphasizes safety, connection, and choice in a healing, homelike environment that aims to destigmatize mental healthcare. The facility is on track to reach net-zero energy usage.
Prior to design of this facility, BCRA and behavioral health planning partner BWBR also led the state through an immersive predesign process to inform programming of these facilities. Borrowing on national trends but applied locally, Washington state is improving access to behavioral health services for this sensitive and often underserved population.